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Child Foot Care Tips

child foot care tipsWe are only a couple of days away now from summer vacation, when kids will be able to have fun playing at any of our countless parks, or swimming and splashing at the 17 outdoor pools in Dallas. Of course, some things should definitely not be reserved solely for summer, like child foot care. Sure, we want your children to have healthy feet to enjoy the time off from school, but we want the same for them all year long!

To help with this, we’ve compiled four top tips to care for children’s feet:

  • Provide the right footwear. If your child participates in a sport, make sure he or she has the right shoes for the activity (basketball shoes for basketball, etc.). Beyond this, make sure they fit correctly. Tight shoes crowd the toes together in front and lead to an array of issues. Loose footwear, on the other hand, can allow feet to slide around inside and increase the risk of blisters, corns, and calluses. Not sure what constitutes an ideal fit? Contact us and we can help!
  • Help them stretch their lower limbs. Stretching their feet and lower calf muscles will help kids avoid potential injuries. You can spend some quality time together by doing the stretches with them. Our professionals can recommend the best stretches to reduce injury risk for your whole family.
  • Trim their toenails correctly. Too often, improper nail trimming leads to ingrown toenails, which can be painful. The main problem is toenails that are trimmed too short or are rounded off. Toenails should be clipped straight across and kept roughly even with the edge of the toes.
  • Have them rest. Being active is important for young bodies, especially in this world of on-demand entertainment and video games. Kids need to be out playing and getting exercise, but year-round participation in a sport or too much activity can actually increase injury risk in the lower limbs. Have your child do a variety of sports and other activities for the best overall wellness and fitness, but they should take breaks from activity as well.

These tips are essential for healthy feet that keep your children happy and active. When professional child foot care services are needed, do not hesitate to contact Podiatry Works. We will provide the care your child needs, so give us a toll-free call at 972.566.7474 or schedule an appointment online for either our Plano or Dallas, TX offices.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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